Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Zack Snyder's Man of Steel gets another mythic trailer...

I'm genuinely surprised that they didn't just release the Comic Con footage as a second trailer, but kudos to Warner Bros. for cutting something new anyway.  There's not much to say other than how primal and effective this is.  Obviously the use of soaring music (from Gladiator, I've just been informed) is almost cheating, but it's clear that Snyder and Nolan are going for a genuinely grandly epic tale of a God come to Earth to serve rather than lead.  I still think there is much that seems like it comes from Superman: Birthright, and that's a good thing.  I still like that the trailer spends little time on the usual 'action montage', giving away only bits and pieces while introducing both Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Michael Shannon as General Zod in brief glimpses (along with Chris Meloni, Richard Schiff).  Anyway, this is still at the top of my 'must see' list for summer 2013.  Yes, the general outline arguably follows the Batman Begins template (overly reverent and real-world origin story), but more importantly we are hopefully looking at a superhero adventure by way of Terrence Malick, something that actually feels like a grand myth, a true story of legend, with pathos honestly not seen since, yes, Richard Donner's Superman.  And it's doing it without the iconic John Williams themes.  Man of Steel opens on June 13, 2013.  As always, we'll see, but I frankly can't wait.

Scott Mendelson


corysims said...

Most of the music is from Gladiator.

Scott Mendelson said...

That would be a pretty great way to differentiate the respective franchises, wouldn't it? Sad to hear about Gladiator, only because I think it's a vastly overrated movie that gets much of its alleged weightiness from the use of said music. Hopefully history doesn't repeat itself.

corysims said...

I doubt they'll use it in the film.

As for my tone quesiton, this might line up with the news that WB wants to link Nolan's trilogy to this and to Justice League. While the Nolan influence in the trailer is slight (again, more Malick than anything), you could link Nolan's trilogy to this easily.

And frankly, I like this tone better than the one set by Marvel's universe. Iron Man started out somewhat similar, more real world and the tone of the universe hasn't gotten back to that since, which is fine.

Daniel Benny Simanjuntak said...

Sounds brilliant, like a new take on the character of Superman that i’ve wanted to see for a while. I hope these clips of footage are as good as this man makes the out to be, i haven’t seen any Snyder films maybe i will because if anything they do sound like a great time so maybe i’ll give 300 a shot, but in the trailers i feel that a lot of the shots are easily made out to be CGI or something like that but maybe in this film he’ll challenge himself and his crew by stepping things up a notch and making them look more realistic.

Can’t wait for Man of Steel sounds like its going to be great.. :D

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